Officials work to tackle mosquitoes in Elk Grove

From KCRA 3
July 19, 2019

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District said it’s received several calls from neighbors concerned about the mosquito population.

Jax, 9, was playing soccer Tuesday when the mosquitoes started going after him.

“These mosquitoes were going by my shin guard and my socks,” Jax said, pointing to the back of his leg. “Then one by one, they kept coming towards me.”

The bites started swelling and his skin turned red. His mom blamed the mosquitoes for the problem and took her son the doctor the next day.

“It was blistering, and (the doctor) didn’t want it to pop or anything,” his mother Jennifer said. “(The doctor) said to just air it out. She gave us some antibiotics to take and then some ointment for his legs.”

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